My Mini Thoughts

Women’s bodies are popping up all around the small town of Pike, Wisconsin, and everyone is a suspect.  The killer is first shooting the women, and only women, with a tranquilizer dart and later slicing their throats.   He/she knows all about the victim’s pasts so the killings are personal.  

Dr. Lynne Gale is suspect number #1 because the tranquilizers the killer is using are the same ones she uses on animals.  Kir Jansen is also a suspect.  He is back in town only to bury his father and sell his childhood home until the priest hands him a letter from his father at the funeral.  Kir’s dad was always convinced there was a serial killer at work, but nobody believed him.  

This book was such a wild ride.  I went back and forth thinking Lynne was the killer because of the tranq darts used to subdue the women, but then I thought that was too easy.  So then I suspected Kir because the killings really ramped up after he came back.  I won’t say anymore because I may give it away!  I am interested to see where book #2 takes us. 

This one is out tomorrow!  Thank you Kensington Books and TLC Book Tours for my #copy!

Book Rating: 3.5

Wine Pairing: 19 Crimes Cabernet Sauvignon.  


Goodreads Synopsis

A woman’s naked body is discovered, cold and pale as the surrounding snow–except for the crimson scarf around her neck. The weeks that follow bring more victims and evidence of a terrifying pattern. The killer has a list. And every woman on it will get what she deserves . . .

Dr. Lynne Gale followed in her father’s footsteps to become a vet in Pike, Wisconsin. For years, she’s had little contact with Kir Jansen, son of the town’s late sheriff. Suddenly he’s back, insisting that Lynne’s in danger. She can’t believe anyone would target her, but someone is hunting the women of Pike, savoring every last moment.

Kir hoped that his father’s frantic calls about a serial killer were just an old man’s delusions. But the body count doesn’t lie. In this quiet town, a monster stalks and kills. And soon, Lynne’s will be the last name on his list . . .